I was unsure about this book initially. I wasn't convinced that I would connect with this book or the main character, but the longer I listened, the more I craved it. It reminded me how complicated high school life was for me and that it probably wasn't just me...being a teenager is tough stuff. The narrator was fantastic and in my mind...he was Charlie. Trying to explain this or put this book into words is almost impossible for me, other than to say, it was the best coming of age story that I have read or listened to. I didn't want it to end.
I really enjoyed the audio version of the story since the character Pat did the narration of the story. It felt like he was just sharing a personal experience rather than narrating a book.
I enjoyed all the characters...each flawed in their own way. I would have to say that Pat's mother quickly became my favorite character in the book because she was really the main support behind Pat and the glue that kept the family together.
I have several friends that have either read or are currently reading this series. I had a few extra audible points to use, so I thought I'd try it out. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish and sometimes continued driving for awhile so I could continue to listen. The narrator was wonderful and it felt like I was right there with him through every situation in the book. Fun story and quite a few laughs. I'm ready for the next one!
My husband and I listened to this book on a long road trip. I had already read the Hunger Games and Catching Fire, but my husband had not read either. I really enjoyed listening to the narrator and I caught some things from the audiobook that I did not pay attention to when reading the book initially. We basically finished the book in 2 sittings and thoroughly enjoyed both the narrator and the story. I highly recommend for anyone that enjoys YA and/or dystopian novels.
I really enjoyed the narrator and how he made each character unique - he really made each character come to life and become an active part of the story.
I really loved how the story took the reader to a different time and many different places. I enjoyed the historical aspect and the amazing amount of time and research that must have went in to this novel. It was also interesting how the book tied in with another Stephen King book about Derry, Maine and the grusome murders that occured in the book, It.
There were several moving parts of the book, but the end of the book was my absolute favorite moment of the book - very touching and moving.
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